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133 seats, 47.38%  68 seats, 36.1% (Pakatan Rakyat)

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The 14th Malaysian general election (GE14) will elect members of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia on or before 24 August 2018. The 13th Parliament of Malaysia will automatically dissolve on 24 June 2018. The first meeting of the first session of the 13th Parliament of Malaysia was held on 24 June 2013.


The Constitution of Malaysia requires that a general election to be held in the fifth calendar year unless it is dissolved earlier by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong due to a motion of no-confidence or at the request of the Prime Minister.

The 222 members of the Dewan Rakyat are elected from single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post voting system. Malaysia does not practice compulsory voting and automatic voter registration. The voting age is 21 although the age of majority in the country is 18. The redelineation of electoral boundaries for the entire country are expected to be completed before the next general election. Elections are conducted by the Election Commission, which is under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister's Department.

Dissolution of state legislative assemblies

While any state may dissolve its assembly independently of the Federal Parliament, the traditional practice is for most state assemblies to be dissolved at the same time as Parliament. In accordance with Malaysian law, the parliament as well as the legislative assemblies of each state (Dewan Undangan Negeri) would automatically dissolve on the fifth anniversary of the first sitting, and elections must be held within sixty days of the dissolution, unless dissolved prior to that date by their respective Heads of State on the advice of their Heads of Government.

Below are the dates of which the legislative assembly of each state would automatically dissolve:

Party contesting by election symbol

  • National Front (Barisan Nasional)
  • (In Pakatan Harapan coalition)

  • People's Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat)
  • Democratic Action Party (Parti Tindakan Demokratik)
  • National Trust Party (Malaysia) (Parti Amanah Negara)
  • Malaysian United Indigenous Party (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia)
  • (In Gagasan Sejahtera coalition)

  • Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia)
  • Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia)
  • Malaysia National Alliance Party (Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia)
  • (In United Sabah Alliance coalition)

  • Sabah Progressive Party (Parti Maju Sabah)
  • Love Sabah Party (Parti Cinta Sabah)
  • Sabah People's Hope Party (Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah)
  • Homeland Solidarity Party (Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku)
  • (Non-Affiliated)

  • Sabah Heritage Party (Parti Warisan Sabah)
  • Socialist Party of Malaysia (Parti Sosialis Malaysia)
  • State Reform Party (Parti Reformasi Negeri)
  • Malaysian United People's Party (Parti Bersatu Sasa Malaysia)
  • Homeland Human's Wellbeing Party (Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air)
  • Human Rights Party Malaysia (Parti Hak Asasi Manusia)
  • Love Malaysia Party (Parti Cinta Malaysia)
  • Sarawak Workers Party (Parti Pekerja Sarawak)
  • Opinion polls

    Note that simple percentages is not a good predictor of which party will win the next election – in 2013, Barisan Nasional won 133 seats in the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat, enough for a simple majority, despite the opposition Pakatan Rakyat winning a larger share of the popular vote.

    Leadership polls

    Aside from conducting the usual opinion surveys on general party preferences, polling firms also survey public opinion on who would make the best Prime Minister:

    Election spending

    Before the campaign, there were no limits to what a political party, candidate, or third party (corporations, unions, special interest groups, etc.) can spend: spending rules are only in force after the writs have been dropped and the campaign has begun.

    Spending limits for federal seats


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